Tony Fretton



https://www.arch.columbia.edu/events/1202-tony-fretton

A lecture by Tony Fretton.
Response by Kenneth Frampton
April 17, 2019

Tony Fretton is a principal of Tony Fretton Architects with James McKinney, David Owen and Guy Derwent, which was founded in 1982.

The firm is based in London and known for their cultural buildings including museums, galleries and artist studios across Europe. Buildings designed and realised by the practice include the Lisson Gallery London, Red House Chelsea, Fuglsang Kunstmuseum in Denmark, which was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize, the new British Embassy in Warsaw, Solid 11, a multi-purpose building in Amsterdam, and most recently two apartment towers in Antwerp Harbour and the City Hall of Deinze in Belgium.

Tony Fretton was Chair of Architectural Design-Interiors at the Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands 1999-2013. He was visiting professor at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard in 2005-2006, at ETH Zurich in 2011-2012, Oslo School of Architecture in 2015-16 and in Autumn 2016 he was visiting professor at the University of Navarre in Spain. Currently he is Master of Diploma Unit 2 at the Cass School London and visiting professor at the University of East London and a trustee of Docomo London.

His sketch books are in the archive of the Victoria and Albert Museum, and project models and drawings by the practice are in the Drawing Matter Trust Collection. Buildings and their Territories a monograph on the work of the practice was published by Birkhauser 2013., and A E I OU: Articles Essays Interviews and Outtakes by Tony Fretton was published by the Dutch publisher Jap Sam books in Spring 2017.

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